Charlotte Mae Knight, 77, long-distance operator

February 18, 2003

Charlotte Mae Knight, a retired telephone operator, died Feb. 11 of bone marrow disease at Mariner Health of Bel Air Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The Bel Air resident was 77.

Born in Baltimore and raised on 25th Street, Miss Knight was a 1942 Eastern High School graduate.

She was hired after graduation by Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co. of Baltimore and became a long-distance operator at its downtown Light Street building. She retired in 1984.

Miss Knight was a member of Telephone Pioneers of America, and enjoyed reading and vacationing in Ocean City.

Services were held Friday in Parkville.

Survivors include a brother, William O'Donnell Jr. of Stewartstown, Pa.; two sisters, Mary Hook of Baltimore and Carole Novak of Bel Air; and three nephews and six nieces.

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